Financial Assistance for Workforce Education  

Our funding programs could help you pay for your education as you pursue any of our several Professional/Technical degrees and certificates. Read more about eligibility criteria and types of assistance below.


Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) Program: Provides assistance with education costs (including childcare assistance from DSHS) to eligible students receiving DSHS Basic Food Assistance.

Contact:          Savena Garrett  
  5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5101                  
  206-546-6967 or 206-546-5882  


Opportunity Grant Program: Provides assistance with education costs to eligible low-income students who are enrolled in one of the following programs: Automotive, Accounting, Business Technology, Clean Energy Technology and Entrepreneurship, Early Childhood Education, Health Information & Informatics Management, Manufacturing, Nursing Assistant Certified, Office Technology, Phlebotomy and Visual Communications Technology.

Contact:          Linda Weir  
  5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5101  
  206-546-4695 or 206-546-5882          


Worker Retraining Program: Assistance to eligible students who are collecting unemployment benefits or have exhausted them within the past 24 months, have received a lay-off notice, were formerly self-employed, are a displaced homemaker or a recently honorably discharged veteran.

Contact:           Kim Cambern  
  5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5101  
  206-546-6961 or 206-546-5882         


WorkFirst Program: Provides assistance with education costs to eligible low-income parents receiving TANF cash assistance from DSHS.

Contact:          Fikru Diro  
  5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5101  
  206-546-6957 or 206-546-5882                  


Additional Sources of Financial Assistance

Many other types of financial assistance are available both on campus and off campus.  Follow the links to see if you might be eligible.